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Washington Conservation Corps

WCC Puget SoundCorps

Serving young adults and veterans

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In 2011, the Washington State Legislature passed House Bill 1294 folding all existing Washington Conservation Corps activities into the state Department of Ecology. This new consolidated program serves the following state agencies:

Part of this multi-agency effort is the creation of the Puget SoundCorps, which is part of the broader WCC AmeriCorps program administered by Ecology. Puget SoundCorps crews support critical projects to help restore and protect Puget Sound.


Projects supported by Puget SoundCorps

WCC crew serving on wildfire response

The Puget SoundCorps completes a wide array of projects, including:

  • Removing creosote-treated wood and other shoreline structures that damage Puget Sound habitat
  • Restoring habitat at toxic cleanup sites
  • Repairing streamside and riverside habitat damaged by unlawful uses of public lands
  • Removing invasive species
  • Helping remove barriers for fish migration


Interested in joining a WCC Puget SoundCorps crew? Visit our FAQ page for details on the application process, eligibility, and other WCC member positions.